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A laptop stand with cable routing for under $5 bucks. No gluing necessary. Save deskspace. Save your neck. Save your eyes. Etc.

Step 1: Cut PVC To Length

Picture of Cut PVC To Length
You will need

Six 5 1/2 " by 3/4" pieces
Two 11" by 3/4" pieces (for a powerbook, for a dell 14 inch make these two pieces 7" to 8")
Four Tee Joints
Four Elbow Joints
DanielMinn made it!1 month ago
Thanks for showing us this awesome stand!
I previously made the exact design as the one you showed, but my dad changed mine a bit. Here is what it looks like now. :-)
Mscottmc7 made it!6 months ago
My new workspace! needs some cleaning though... I shortened the legs to 4 inches, 5.5 was a bit much for me.
bloman6 months ago

How stable would it be if you made it taller to use while sitting on a couch?

yoshio62 years ago
Just out of curiosity doesn't the laptop heat up enough to make the pvc release toxic fumes?
alceste (author)  yoshio62 years ago
No, PVC need to get well beyond standard heak sink temperatures for that kind of release.

gzcimrn2 years ago
mganpate3 years ago
wowwwwwww.. thanks your mind............ its Matrix.........
tnguyen723 years ago
Thanks !
are you a commie?
cdingo4 years ago
Thanks for the idea! I created this today in about an hour. I edited the design a bit and put a third "shelf" in the middle. Very sturdy and works perfect for my MBP 15". I also zap-strapped my computer speakers to the sides.
BigJuju4 years ago
Awesome! I just made one of these and it looks great! Exactly what I needed for my 15" MacBook Pro. It was super cheap AND really easy to make. Thanks for posting this.
would it work for an eee pc
it looks a little silly if your ask me,lol you could run water through the pvc to make it a cooler too!!!!!!
That doesn't make any sense.
ygree0017 years ago
Thanks a lot. This is the first instructable that I have actually made. I modified it a little to get my laptop at a comfortable typing angle, and I made another for my wife. I'll post a picture soon.
jbiz247 years ago
Yo, I had a need for a laptop stand/table by my bed. I was inspired by similar laptop stands from ikea. So with 1 1/4" pvc pipe and a mesh tray, this idea became reality. The stand may be a little big for some people, but it also has the ability to run a power cord through the 1 1/4" pvc pipe. The color scheme was meant to match my bed sheets. Conveniently the tray is able to hold my charging phone , external hard drive and stereo remote. Because of a lack of certain connectors, the stand took on a different shape than I had previously drew up. But it still works great.
hppeeves7 years ago
If you have issues with your laptop sliding around, try using rubber bands around the front two elbows on top. Also, I used 1/2" pvc as suggested by someone, it really cuts down on the ugliness. Hope this helps!
Exc7 years ago
Hi. I've tryed your instructions but for my heavy laptop it seemed like it was to fall... so I build another one with pvc... some photos and instructions can be found here: my blog
Grady7 years ago
I think it looks pretty darn good, myself, but I think I'd add a support bar to the center, there in the front; just to satisfy myself. I used to have a home with an antique bathtub, & I made a top Shower curtain fixture around it, using the pvc, much like what you did here. It wasn't fancy, but it served the purpose of not letting the shower water get all over the floor. PVC is great for lots of things; thanks for your cool, simple design here.
diyman7 years ago
Hack Well Done! Bravo. This is awesome
SpinWard7 years ago
I love PVC. It's not ugly. Just get some Fusion Spray paint (it bonds to plastic) less than $5 at WalMart. I thought about using this idea for my monitor. I saw PVC joints that have the 2 sides and one going up. I've got plenty of left over 1/2 inch from making marshmellow shooters for christmas. Thanks for the instructable!!
fucko1237 years ago
Nice concept, but damn that's hideous.
boldinvest7 years ago
Good Idea but very ugly.
Brennn107 years ago
PVC projects are just awesome! This is another sweet one! Nice job! When I get a laptop I will definitely refer back to this!
Shifrin7 years ago
This is awesome +1!
Thank for you idea.this is the buddah_ bed version of pvc stand laptop.
badolina8 years ago
Oh boy, this is incredible! I just spend the last few days searching around for nice hacks, and this is by far the best - most creative, simple, well-designed, and functional. Well done!
alceste (author)  badolina8 years ago
Yes yes yes! works great. Few comments: - 1/2" pipes are strong enough and are prettier. An ethernet cable goes through them easily. I haven't tried a USB, but I suspect it will not take the turn. - The 5" height is a bit too much for me. I cut mine down to 4". - I put 8 hairy stickers (like the non-slip ones you put on chairs to protect the hardwood floors) on all corners. Perhaps it is redundant, but it protects both the desk and the MBP from the pvc. on second thought, perhaps this is why the 5" was too high for me... Thanks again!
itchi238 years ago
This is great - I made this today, and it works great for my dirty DJ rig. Thanks!
alceste (author)  itchi238 years ago
awesome, do you have pic of the rig?
extratired8 years ago
lookin' good, well done!